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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ANZAC Memory Bank added to

In honor of the upcoming ANZAC Day, has added thousands of military records and has just launched its inaugural Findmypast Anzac Memory Bank. Plus, to commemorate Anzac Day the entire military collection (including the newly released records below) will be available free of charge in the week leading up to Anzac Day (Monday 22 to Friday 26 April, 2013).

The records are described as follows on the website:
The comprehensive collection includes 3.6 million records from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Britain and the United States. The updated archives will make it easy for Australians and New Zealanders to investigate their family’s past and learn more about their achievements and efforts during Australia’s and New Zealand’s international conflicts. Some of the new records available on include: 
- Australasian Imperial Expeditionary Forces Roll of Honour - An index to the roll of honour of the soldiers and sailors of Australian Imperial Expeditionary Forces 
- New South Wales Roll of Honour - A comprehensive list of the names of service personnel extracted from honour rolls in schools, public halls, clubs and village war memorials across NS 
- New Zealand War Medal Roll - An index of returns of Officers and Men of the Colonial Forces who made applications for the New Zealand War Medal for services before 1866 
- New Zealand Boer War Servicemen - A list of New Zealand servicemen who took part in the Boer Wars
ANZAC Day will be on April 25, 2013.

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